Burnley 0-3 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling scores twice in Carabao Cup


Manchester City score against Burnley in the Carabao Cup
Manchester City are unbeaten in the competition since October 2016

Raheem Sterling’s first two Manchester City goals of the season – and Ferran Torres’ first for the club – ensured the holders reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup at Burnley’s expense.

City dominated for long spells with Burnley keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell twice denying Sterling before the England forward got the breakthrough after Benjamin Mendy’s pass.

His second was a close-range finish from Torres’ cross before the Spain winger, who joined from Valencia for £20.78m in August, put the tie beyond Burnley’s reach with an instinctive finish.

Burnley struggled to create chances and it required a fine block by Peacock-Farrell to deny Sterling his hat-trick.

It was the perfect response by Pep Guardiola’s side after their 5-2 home drubbing by Leicester City last Sunday.

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place after Liverpool’s tie against Arsenal (19:45 BST) on Thursday.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 2LowtonSubstituted forBardsleyat 79′minutes
  • 28Long
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 3Taylor
  • 11McNeil
  • 18Westwood
  • 8Brownhill
  • 23Pieters
  • 27VydraSubstituted forWoodat 45′minutes
  • 10BarnesSubstituted forBensonat 69′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Wood
  • 25Norris
  • 26Bardsley
  • 34Dunne
  • 41Benson
  • 44Goodridge
  • 45Driscoll-Glennon

Man City

  • 13Steffen
  • 2WalkerSubstituted forHarwood-Bellisat 66′minutes
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 14Laporte
  • 22Mendy
  • 16RodriSubstituted forAkéat 74′minutes
  • 21Torres
  • 17De BruyneSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 64′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 80Palmer
  • 26Mahrez
  • 7SterlingBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 6Aké
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 31Ederson
  • 47Foden
  • 48Delap
  • 69Doyle
  • 78Harwood-Bellis

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